Frances Dodds

Frances Dodds

Features Director at Entrepreneur.com

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News and Trends

5 Hard Truths on Human Nature From the Britney Spears Documentary

A new deep-dive into the pop star's battle for control of her life and finances offers grim takeaways on how you can be used and abused unless you have a vice grip on your image and narrative.
Success Stories

Her Mom Sold Rice Cakes in a Refugee Camp. Now She Sells Her Mom's Hot Chili Sauce in Gourmet Grocery Stores. Her Mom Isn't Impressed... Yet.

As Lunar New Year celebrations begin, Lisa Tran tells the harrowing, inspiring story of her family's journey from Vietnam to Portland, Oregon, and reflects on the spirit of entrepreneurship that guided them every step of the way.
gamestop

Bitcoin Billionaire Cameron Winklevoss Says Gold Could Be the Next GameStop

Some members of the Wall Street Bets Reddit group that facilitated the GameStop stock hike have turned their attention to driving up silver prices, and Winklevoss thinks gold could be next.
Black entrepreneurs

6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term

Want to see lasting diversity and equality in your entrepreneurial community? Here are some ways to put your time, money, leadership and know-how to work on evening the playing field for minority-owned businesses.
Advice

She Left Google at 25 to Bootstrap Brit + Co, and Raised Over $50 Million. Now, Brit Morin Is Here to Kill the Lie Destroying Your Dream: 'Everything Has to be Perfect.'

In a new advice column for 'Entrepreneur,' the VC investor and juggernaut founder will answer women founders' darkest, juiciest, most vulnerable and ambitious entrepreneurial questions.
Writing

How to Come Up With Story Ideas People Actually Want to Read

Nine ways to write something that catches the light in the junkyard of internet content.
News and Trends

Remember the Endless Taco Bell Chihuahua Lawsuit? Kamala Harris' Husband Won It.

Soon-to-be second gentleman Doug Emhoff put the final kibosh on a decade-long legal battle over the famous commercial mascot.

What Franchisors Need to Know When Hiring a Marketing Agency

To create consistency (and success) across multiple locations, franchises should find a marketing agency that understands their story-and knows how to tell it across platforms.
Future of Entrepreneurship

To Combat WFH Burnout, This Company Sent Employees to Work From Lakeside, Beachfront and Mountaintop Airbnbs

After working remotely in a Colorado vacation rental for a few weeks, the CEO of Dallas-based company OneDay decided to extend the experience to his employees. Here's how it turned out.
Overcoming Obstacles

'Max' Brenner Was Pushed Out of His Own Company, Financially Destroyed, and Banned From Making Chocolate For Five Years. But He Learned: 'Hell Has Benefits.'

After a crushing legal battle, the founder was ousted from Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man, and forbidden from any new ventures for five years. Now he sees the darkest time in his life as a gift.
Future of Entrepreneurship

How to Navigate Election Tensions at Work

We'll be taking our feelings about this deeply divisive election to work with us. An expert weighs in on how to keep up company morale and coworker relationships when disagreements arise.
Writing

Why Writing About Your Life Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Making yourself into an "I" character can help you put some distance between yourself and your ego, eschew perfectionism, and get reacquainted with what you really believe in.

If You're in Franchising and Need a New Bank, Ask These Questions

Now more than ever, franchisors and franchisees alike need to work with a bank they can trust. Here's how to get the most of your financial partner.
Women Entrepreneurs

The Wing Founder Audrey Gelman Says She Made Big Mistakes

The former CEO of the women's coworking space is speaking out to take responsibility for how the company mistreated employees of color and sustained classist structures.
Government

Here's How a Justice Amy Coney Barrett Could Affect Entrepreneurs

Barrett is poised to become the most pro-corporate justice on a Supreme Court that is already friendly to big-business interests. But how will that affect small-business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs?